The "Art of Investing" discussion group meets every Monday at Chautauqua Institution during the nine week summer season. Dennis Galucki leads a group discussion as part of the "Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea" sponsored by C-SAAHN, The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature. The group explores the various investment disciplines used by attendees. Attempting to invest in a sustainable world through individual companies is the central theme of the discussions.
Four key topics of discussion for individual investors are:
1. "Know thyself" and what risk/reward you want.
2 Develop a strategy, philosophy, asset allocation and disciplines to get what you want.
3 See yourself as a lifelong learner and student of the market.
4 Decide how to measure success and/or failure often - even daily.
The 5th week discussion focused on portfolio management techniques.